November 8, 2021

A man has been charged with serious assault after an alleged incident at Kingaroy Hospital on Saturday night.

Police were called the Emergency Department at the hospital at 7:30pm.

They will allege the 68-year-old man assaulted a nurse during a routine procedure.

The nurse, a 30-year-old Kingaroy woman, was performing tests on the man.

One of the tests involved squeezing the nurse’s hand.

Police will allege that once the test was completed, the man ignored a request to let go his grip and continued to squeeze tighter, causing significant pain until the grip could be broken.

He was arrested and charged and will appear in Kingaroy Magistrates Court on November 29.

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